Stephen Bear has been 'BANNED' from Celebrity Big Brother

Celebrity Big Brother 2016

Stephen Bear won't be returning to the Celebrity Big Brother house this year.

But it's not for lack of trying from producers.

According to The Sun newspaper, show bosses were in fact "desperate" to get Bear back in the house for the current All Star series.

He was meant to enter the house on Friday alongside other recent new additions Kim Woodburn, Chloe Ferry and Jessica Cunningham.

However Bear's ongoing filming with rival reality series Celebs Go Dating has seen him 'banned' from CBB.

A source spilled today: “Stephen was one of the first celebs they approached to go on the CBB and was the frontrunner when producers needed replacements for Ray J and Brandon Block last week following their shock exits.

“He was originally offered £12k to return on this series, but he told them that wasn’t good enough – he’s the reigning champ and felt he was worth more, so he went with Celebs Go Dating instead."

Celebrity Big Brother then made Bear an "offer he simply couldn’t turn down", but it was too late.

The source explained: “Stephen said yes, but his new show Celebs Go Dating blocked him. He was devastated.”

So while CBB viewers won't get to see Bear this year, you will be able to catch him causing just as much chaos on Celebs Go Dating next month on E4.

Meanwhile a Bear-less Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.

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